CHRISTMAS CAR BOOT SALE - NOV 2016
Car Boot Sales are popular in the Cardiff Area.
After holding what was then considered a successful Car Boot Sale in August, our Christmas Car Boot Sale exceeded all expectations by having over double the number of stalls to August, and being fully booked out. Enquiries were still coming in the night before.
And customer numbers of 300 to 350 show that locals also see the sales as a great place to pick up a bargain.
The weather was kind to us with a mild temperature, patchy cloud, and only an occasional very light sprinkle of rain.
CASNG aims to encourage the 3 R’s of reduce, recycle and reuse, and it was pleasing to see a number of second-hand goods stalls helping the community to recycle and reuse.
We also had a number of stalls selling quality new items as well.
Camp Quality raised some useful funds by running a popular sausage sizzle stall, and the coffee van was equally kept busy throughout the morning.
CASNG invited the Macquarie Hills Community Preschool to set up a stall at this sale, in what we hope will be the first of many opportunities for other local community groups to let the people of the Cardiff area know what they do.
The Preschool’s free give-away of play dough proved to be very popular.
In what we hope will be a continuing collaboration, students, their parents & the music teacher from Cardiff High School, sang and played guitars for about 3 hours, providing some much appreciated entertainment throughout.
Our own stall also attracted interest with a number of free give-aways – courtesy of the Alliance and LMCC. Demonstrations of paper seedling-pot making, and how to make use of left-over coffee grounds were also well received.
It was confirmed how special the event was, when Santa himself paid us a visit - checking for any last minute Christmas requests from the kids - and also getting a few from the not-so-young.
A short survey of the mostly positive stallholders indicated strong support for more Car Boot Sales during 2017 – stay tuned!
A BIG THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered their time to make the day the success it was.